Definition of clamshell
1 : the shell of a clam
2a : a bucket or grapple (as on a dredge) having two hinged jawsb : an excavating machine having a clamshellc : either of a pair of doors (as in an airplane tail) that open out and away from each otherd : a hinged container, case, or cover that opens like the shell of a clam
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The park also has 51 private cabanas that come with concierge service ($160 to $550 a day, depending on size, location and season) and pairs of reservable beach chairs ($30 to $70) that come with waiter service and clamshell shades.
Nokia claims the N93’s camera produces DVD-quality 30fps video with image stabilization, which is nice, because the handset’s multi-axis clamshell design is evocative of a mini camcorder.
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